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There is a way for national leaders to base political actions on solid principles that will restore confidence in our federal government, with the people of America as the true winner. Seven principles, in fact, are crucial to federal leadership. ...

In politics, there is a lot of judging going on--condemnation, half-truths, and especially partisan innuendo. Then there is the very act of judgment through voting. Accordingly, this blogger will take some time over the next two months to examine and judge his own principles before...

In primary elections today and this month, voters decide who will be on November ballots for governor. That raises the crucial question of what it means to govern....

Over 1,000 names fill the ballots for seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate. To win, most must prevail in primaries and then again in the November general elections. ...

My first grandchild was born the middle of July. Today we focus on what America can do to build a better country in which my grandson, along with all others of his generation, can thrive in peace and harmony....

Our world, including the United States, has known more love-filled summers than this one. We have seen widespread animosity, violence, destruction, corruption, and selfishness. Indifference, too. We chronicle a few sad updates in postcard fashion....

Americans say inflation is a very, very big problem—the country’s biggest, in fact—particularly given the companion issue of high gas prices. Here is our review of the political themes in this familiar picture....

It’s not truly about the fireworks, the parades, the food, or even the time with the family. What the Fourth of July still represents today is the very essence of our nation. Here is our annual look at the ongoing meaning of the Declaration of...

Recent events across the pond may make Americans aware that, as we get ready to renew our 1776 vows of independence, we still can learn from Jolly Old England....

Too easily today, Americans can forget the ideals for which our flag stands. Quite frankly, the stars and stripes do not wave quite so well or so boldly when flying at half-staff. Notwithstanding the gloom, though,, our flag can and does still stream gallantly. ...